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Projects done in Ireland by congregations that received Mission Match® funds

June 2009

Congregation in Kentucky spreads the Gospel message in a depressed area of Ireland   (click to open/close)

A Southern Baptist congregation in Kentucky sent a team to a depressed area in Ireland. According to the congregation's Mission Match application materials, the goal of this team mission project was to "lead others to faith in Christ, to encourage discipleship, and communicate the uncompromising Gospel message in new and creative ways, focusing on the relationship with God through Christ rather than rules of a specific denomination." The application materials indicated that the team's activities would include venues such as school assemblies, classes, Church services, visiting and witnessing in coffee bars, and children's ministries such as Vacation Bible School. Application materials indicated, "Ireland has long been a country torn apart over differing religious view points. Generations have grown up under this conflict." According to follow-up comments from the church, the goal was to "reduce barriers and introduce and/or reinforce the truth that it is a personal relationship with Christ that is important." Another comment from the church said, "One positive aspect of the Mission Match was that the congregation saw the importance of all missions trips. Another is the fact that we are called to go here at home, in our state, in our nation and in the world. We are to go either physically ourselves or go through our giving in support of those who go."